Man arrested for attempted serious sexual assault in Middleton

Detectives investigating an attempted serious sexual assault in the Middleton area of Leeds have arrested a man.

The 39-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Sunday 16 February 2020) and is currently in custody.

Officers from the Leeds District Safeguarding Unit are continuing to appeal for any witnesses who were in the Newhall Road area in the early hours of Friday (14 February) who saw or heard anything suspicious to come forward.

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District Safeguarding Unit via 101 quoting crime reference 13200081024 or online via


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police